Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Burke VA

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Edward G Alexander Jr., MD
(703) 461-7100
4801 Kenmore Ave
Alexandria, VA
Business
Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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James E Callan MD
(301) 891-6130
7610 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.Bruce Zimmer
(703) 810-5221
5201 Lyngate Ct # A
Burke, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Hyue Kyung Kwon, DDS
Burke, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jack J Rosenberg, DDS
(703) 250-2208
6045 Burke Centre Pkwy Ste 202
Burke, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David C Johnson, MD
(202) 291-9266
106 Irving St NW
Washington, DC
Business
National Orthopedics PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Rodney J Klima, DDS
(703) 425-5125
5204B Lyngate Ct
Burke, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Daniel Weingold
(703) 810-5210
5201 Lyngate Ct # A
Burke, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.7, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Jack Darrell Bledsoe, DDS
(703) 978-0940
Burke Professional Center 9004A Fern Park Dr
Burke, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bruce Stuart Zimmer, MD
(703) 425-7300
5201A Lyngate Ct
Burke, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1981

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Seniors, Put Your Money Where Your Knee Is

How FAST can you decide which is a more cost-effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis? To help answer this question, researchers designed a FAST study: the Fitness and Arthritis Seniors Trial.

Information about cost-effective treatment is needed to help identify the best treatments and, ideally, to lower costs of medical care. Calculating the benefits of preventive treatment is a challenge, especially when trying to decide the monetary value of less pain, better movement, or longer life. This study measured the benefits of various types of treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA), along with the costs for each treatment.

After screening nearly 5000 people, the authors included 439 seniors in the study. Participants were randomly placed in one of three groups. One group did only aerobic exercise. Another did only resistance exercises. The third group served as a control group and received only education. To begin, participants completed a questionnaire about their knee condition. Then they were scored in their ability to do various daily activities, such as a six-minute walk, going up and down stairs, lifting and carrying, and getting into and out of a car. They also reported their pain levels.

The aerobic and resistance exercisers did their first three months of training in the clinic. They continued doing their program at home for another 15 months. Aerobic exercisers warmed up, walked, and then did a cool down for a total of 60 minutes, three times each week. People doing resistance exercises worked their major muscle groups using nine different strengthening exercises for the upper and lower body. The control group received monthly education classes for three months, each lasting 1.5 hours. A nurse contacted each person in the education group at regular intervals over the next 18 months.

The same questionnaire, scored tests, and pain reports were completed after the test period. The findings showed that costs were slightly less for resistance...

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